One thing I am glad to share with this page is a way to showcase a lot of pictures on one page. SO MANY scrapbook pages only have one or two photos on them. That's fine for a lot of moments you want to remember, but when I'm documenting a trip or another special event, I really want to show off more than one photo! Using a "paper" mat with varied photo sizes is one way to accomplish this. If you are printing photos instead of doing the digital scrapbooking thing, consider making a photo collage on Picnik or other photo editing software, then using that in your layout.
A few have asked where I get my digital scrapbooking goodies. There are many sites out there, but my favorites are Shabby Princess and Digital Scrapbooking Freebies. I have gotten all my 1500 elements and papers for FREE. Now, I am not a hardcore scrapbooker, so I haven't found the need to buy anything. It just takes time to search through and download the freebies.
Do you have any great ideas for showing off a handful of photos on a page? I'd love to see layout ideas you have, too!